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McGregor and Christensen’s Reunion In Obi Wan Was Emotional According To Kathleen Kennedy

Disney+ Day concluded very recently and one of the highlights of the event was a look at some of the behind-the-scenes look at Obi-Wan Kenobi. Featuring the return of Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor as Darth Vader and Jedi Master, the Star Wars series will give most fans a major nostalgia. The duo has starred in a couple of films earlier, namely Attack of the Clones, which was released in 2002, and 2005’s Revenge of the Sith. Obi-Wan Kenobi will pick up the proceedings a bit later after the events of Revenge of the Sith. Kathleen Kennedy, who is the President of Lucasfilms recently revealed how McGregor and Christensen’s reunion turned out to be really emotional for everyone, and how excited the two actors were to step back into the roles.

A Reunion To Remember!

Obi-Wan Kenobi
Obi-Wan Kenobi

“The thing that was most exciting was being on the set and watching the two of them get excited,” Kennedy told Empire magazine. “They hadn’t seen one another in a long time. I was surprised at just how incredibly emotional it was for each of them to find themselves back in these roles, and just realizing how important Star Wars was to each of them. It was the beginning of their careers.”

Earlier, the role of Anakin Skywalker was taken by Christensen from Jake Lloyd, who played a younger version of the character in The Phantom Menace (1999). While there were rumors around Christensen making a return in Obi-Wan Kenobi, the reports of his return were finally confirmed by Lucasfilm during their Investor Day presentation last year. Kennedy teased the master and padawan confrontation as “rematch of the Century.”

Director Deborah Chow
Director Deborah Chow

“We couldn’t tell the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi without addressing Anakin or Vader,” director Deborah Chow said during the Investor Day presentation. Chow directs all six episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi. She also commented on the show in the Disney+ Day sizzle reel. “This is quite a dark time that we’re coming into with [Obi-Wan], just being a Jedi — it’s not safe. There are Jedi hunters out there.”

The Jedi Hunters referenced by Chow are actually Inquisitors and Imperial Stormtroopers, who are sent by Darth Vader to find and kill all Jedis who survived the Great Jedi Purge in Revenge of the Sith. After Anakin got corrupted by Emperor Palpatine, he used Order 66 to activate mind control implant in Stormtroopers, turning all of them against the Jedi. Now it’s one of Obi-Wan’s jobs to protect Luke Skywalker from the evil forces finding to kill him.

Vasu Sharma
Vasu Sharma

Vasu Sharma is the Content Head at Animated Times, supervising the Editorial Board at Animated Times. He's 25 years old and has done his master's in journalism from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.

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